Since the primary treatment goal is to unblock Chi and also achieve its equilibrium within and between the meridians, so the body can heal itself, the crux of the matter is this: where to access and stimulate the meridians in relation to a given health problem? Continue reading HOW TO KNOW WHICH ACUPOINTS TO TREAT?
From its ancient beginnings to this day, acupuncture diagnostic procedures center on finding blockages and imbalances of Chi. In examining meridians, today’s acupuncturist may utilize electronic evaluation called Ryodoraku, or other electronic means, but many utilize traditional diagnostic methods. Continue reading WHAT IS INVOLVED IN ACUPUNCTURE DIAGNOSIS?
The desired balance in the flow of Chi can be affected by any noxious substance, both external and internal, including poor nutrition, Continue reading HOW DOES THE FLOW OF CHI BECOME BLOCKED OR UNBALANCED?
While needle treatment is traditional, other effective means of bringing about the desired physiological response include acupressure (finger pressure), blunt probes, pressure massage, electronic stimulation, laser, heat, cold, ultrasound, moxibustion, herbal therapy, to name a few. Continue reading BESIDES NEEDLES, WHAT ARE OTHER TREATMENT OPTIONS?
After the initial consultation and examination, the acupuncturist completes the diagnosis and begins carrying out the treatment plan. Continue reading WHAT CAN BE DONE ABOUT BLOCKED, UNBALANCED CHI?
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an ancient medical system that has been practiced for more than five thousand years. It is a complete medical system that takes a deep understanding Continue reading Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
Chi is meant to flow freely throughout the meridian network carrying its balanced vital force to all the body’s parts, organs, and systems, Continue reading WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE FLOW OF CHI BECOMES BLOCKED?
Acupuncture is a series of precise procedures involving penetration of the human skin with needles to stimulate certain body Meridians points on the body. According to the teaching of traditional Chinese medicine, stimulating specific acupuncture points corrects and balance the flow of Qi(Called the inner energy of life) through channels known as Meridians. Continue reading Acupuncture
The main objectives are three:
- Relieve pain and other symptoms.
- Strengthen the immune system.
- Balance, harmonize, and integrate functions of the organs with each other, making for a unified, healthy person, rather than a collection of fragmented, disharmonious parts.
Before your treatment, please consider the following: Continue reading What Should I do for my treatment?
One English translation of the word Chi means energy, and though Chi is invisible, its presence becomes especially apparent in the workings of the bodily Continue reading CHI? WHAT IS IT? WHAT DOES IT DO?
Several thousand years ago Chinese physicians discovered that Chi, the vital force, circulates throughout the body along fourteen major channels, Continue reading MERIDIANS? WHAT ARE THEY?